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A beacon of light on the Bay

A tour of the Thomas Point Lighthouse
Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 18:01:15-04

CHESAPEAKE BAY — If you feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders, you feel lost or misguided, remember there is a beacon of light.

A beacon of light where you leave your worries on the shore so you can relax in the land of pleasant living for today is National Lighthouse Day.

On an old wooden boat built for clamming that never saw a clam on it, climb on it to take a tip out to see Tommy.

A 30 minute ride to the Thomas Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse alive on the Chesapeake.

It's amazing to learn a blind engineer came up with the idea to screw this lighthouse on the floor of the bay in 1825. Up until 1986, this was manned by the Coast Guard. The light which used to shoot out 10 miles shines brightly for two.

Thomas is something to see, it's a treasure, a landmark in our history.

They are always looking for volunteers to lead tours and to work on the lighthouse and are now focused on raising $300,000 to restore the treasure.